Planning Law

Practice Area

Our planning law portfolio includes leading publications for professionals within this field of law including Planning Permission, Planning Policy and National Infrastructure Planning Handbook.

In addition, all our planning law titles are available as part of our Planning Law online service.

We also have an addition Planning Law online service, National Infrastructure Planning Service.

Recently Published and Soon to Publish Titles

With considerable focus on the making of planning policy in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, our recent publication Planning Policy is the only book dedicated to this topic. The title covers policy framework within which planning decisions are made and addresses how national and local policy is formulated, examined and challenged.

Our forthcoming title, the third edition of Planning Enforcement, covers key topics in one of the most complex and diverse areas of law. The title compliments our additional planning publications to provide a complete resource for those working in the field.

Written by leading practitioners, our planning law titles provide valuable advice and guidance. Be sure to browse our most recent and soon to publish titles available below…

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Planning Law Books

Localism and Planning

Most radical reforms to planning finally covered in one book Localism and Planning looks beyond the political sound bites to examine the practical, legal and administrative implications of the most radical reforms to the UK planning system in 40 years. For the first time, and in one volume, this brand new title brings detailed commentary together on the vast range of legislative and policy changes that amount to the coalition... Read more

National Infrastructure Planning Handbook 2018

Would you like to increase the success rate for your projects? Then you need to know how to navigate the six stages of the development consent regime. National Infrastructure Planning Handbook 2018 shows you how to overcome common obstacles to success, through concise case summaries, analysis and discussion. Contents – The Examining Authority and the Secretary of State – National Policy Statements – Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects – Requirement for... Read more

Planning Enforcement

Planning Enforcement, 2nd edition covers everything you need to know about the law on development carried out without planning permission or in breach of conditions on a planning permission. The second edition has been completely revised and updated since the previous edition in 1996 to include recent case law and legislation, as well as coverage of several new areas including: Breach of planning control; Time limits on enforcement; The decision... Read more

Planning Permission

The brand new title that sets out the law and practice of planning applications, appeals and challenges, particularly focussing on: -The need for planning permission and the concept of development -Permitted development rights -Applying for planning permission and the consideration of applications by local authorities -Planning appeals -The role of the Secretary of State and the Welsh Ministers -Planning permission granted by development orders Dealing with why planning permission is... Read more

Planning Policy

The making of planning policy is a major political and legal issue and there is currently a considerable focus by the government in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on local plan policy making. The current climate is characterised by government concern at the slow pace of local plan adoption in England, the controversial introduction of neighbourhood planning, new strategic planning tools with the Planning (Wales) Act 2015 and local development... Read more

Cornerstone on the Planning Court

Cornerstone on the Planning Court is the only book to provide a detailed review and analysis of the work of the new Planning Court. This brand new title provides: -An explanation of the new procedures as they are developing in practice -Key tactical advice tailored to those who may be involved in either bringing or resisting claims by analysing the powers, procedures and jurisprudence of the Planning Court -An examination... Read more

Planning Enforcement

Planning enforcement is one of the most diverse and complex areas of law. It is primarily concerned with the taking of steps against development carried on without planning permission or in breach of conditions on a planning permission. These powers are principally contained in Part VII of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. They were heavily amended by the Planning and Compensation Act 1991. Subsequent amendments have been made... Read more